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    March 25, 2013
    5:00 - 6:00am PDT  

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and now love two more tastes, the bold hot n spicy mcchicken, and the irresistible new grilled onion cheddar. each just a dollar. we are live in hayward where police are led on a wild high speed chase through two cities. we'll tell you how it could be connected to an earlier drive by shooting. a big week for the nation's highest court that takes up two gay marriage cases including one from california.
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the search for a missing man off the san mateo county coast. what the coast guard is saying this morning. after years of hard work and millions of dollars spent, two new tunnels set to open at the notorious devil's slide. we'll tell you about the event cal tran has planned lateon this morning. good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning march 25th i'm pam cook. >> we're ready. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. i'm glad to see steve paulson back. >> i'm glad to be back too. >> feeling a bit better. >> i know. we do have a lot of high clouds spilling over us today. it will not be as nice as the weekend. pam and dave told me it was a very nice weekend. [ laughter ] i had to take their word for it. i didn't see much of it. today 50s and 60s and low 70s. here is sal. right now we are looking at 880 as you drive through the
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traffic does look good as you get up to the downtown oakland area. also we are looking at westbound bay bridge. that traffic is moving along very nicely at the toll plaza. it's 5:00 let's go back to the desk. over night news a car involved in a high speed chase through alameda county might be connected to a shooting in hayward. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us from hayward with more on this possible connection. tara. >> reporter: this is where police say that an innocent bystander could have been killed in a drive by shooting. right now police are looking at surveillance video from that gas station to see if it provides more clues. authorities believe the suspect involved in this shooting is who led them on a child chase just hours later. our cameras caught the high speed chase north on 880 through oakland late last night. police tried to pull the driver over in hayward just after 11:00 for a dui in reckless driving. the car ended up spinning out
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of control. police cars smashed into it to box the driver in and arrest him. officers say people in the car were throwing things out on to the roadway. they never found thosements but officers did find weapons inside the vehicle when they finally stopped. >> they pursued the vehicle all the way into oakland where it crashed on its own. the three occupants were taken to custody from there. >> reporter: police believe those three could be tied to a shooting in hayward early yesterday afternoon. a man was driving with his wife and child when he was struck by a bullet. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. it may also be linked to another crime. this time in the south bay. we are live in hayward i'm tara moriarty. time is 5:01. new this morning police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. three fires were deliberately
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set. the fires were all quickly put out and caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. the coast guard has called off the search for a man that was playing in the search at half-moon bay. helicopters searched for 22- year-old carlos lopez for several hours. he had been playing soccer with friends. lopez just finished his work shift at a chinese restaurant in the hoof moon bay -- half- moon bay area. >> very, very good. he is hard working. >> ktvu news checked with the coast guard early this morning and at this point no plans are planned to resume the search. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on two same sex marriage cases including proposition 8 california's ban on gay marriage. in san francisco today same sex
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marriage supporters are holding a rally and march. that starts at 6:30 this evening. in washington, d.c. people have been camped out in front of the supreme court building since thursday. they are lined up in hopes of getting one of the 250 seats set aside for the public. tomorrow the justices will hear arguments on proposition 8 and on wednesday the federal defensive marriage act. across the country emotions are strong on both sides of the issue. >> the fundamental issue is whether loving and committed same sex couples who serve their country whether they should be able to take part in the fundamentally american freedom to marry. >> marriage exists to connect men and women together as husband and wife to be fathered to any kids they produce. marriage is the institution that provides the mother and father to if a child. >> the supreme court will not issue a ruling on the case
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until june. brian flores will be live in our newsroom to break down what the court proceedings could mean for same sex marriage here in california. time is 5:04. tomorrow the san jose city council is expected to approve a $7 million incentive package for samsung. the deal was outlined back in august at this city hall ceremony with governor jerry brown, mayor chuck reed, and samsung executive. the city of austin, texas by the way offered similar incentives in an effort to get samsung to move there. after seven long years and spending millions of dollars the new devil's slide tunnels are set to open today. alex savidge is there where a ceremony is scheduled in a couple hours. alex. >> reporter: this is certainly a relief to people who drive this stretch of roadway. later on today crews are set to unvail these two new tunnels.
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you can see the sign right now says tunnel closed. but in just a matter of hours folks will be driving through there. this will be the highway 1 bypass at devil's slide. this is a $400 million project that features two bores through the mountain. the tunnels allow drivers to avoid a section of highway 1 that has been notorious for rock slides and mud slides. it has closed the road months at a time. devil's slide has been the site of deadly accidents as well. some drivers have gone down the cliff or into on coming traffic. once the new tunnels open, cal tran plans to turn the old portion of highway into a pedestrian or cycling park. cal tran will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony. that will happen at 11:00 this morning. by the way that is not a public event. and after that happens, cal tran crews have to do last
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minute road reconfiguration to get things set up for the tunnel but they hope to have the two new tunnels open to the public and have drivers going through possibly later on tonight but if there is more work to do it could be tomorrow morning. live this morning near devils slide alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. time now 5:06. part says expect midweek delays in the transbay tube. trains will slow down because that work requires special equipment. bart will be doing the work tuesday, wednesday, and thursday nights to try to lessen the delies. that work will continue straight through to the spring of 2014. 5:06 is the time. during our 4:30 show sal you were talking about an injury crash. that still out there? >> it is. fort matily the injuries -- fortunately the injuries don't seem as bad as we thought they were.
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still a good area to avoid at this hour. let's take a look -- my glasses are so crooked. why didn't you tell me? to 880 westbound. the traffic is moving well as you drive out to the mccarthur maze. bay bridge toll plaza is light in case you are wondering. we talked about that crash 98th avenue and international. i want to let you know this is not effecting the freeway. 880 and 580 in oakland are looking good. let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. a lot of high clouds streaming in. very weak system falling apart. the majority will stay to the north. it will spin in fog and low clouds. mainly patchy. sonoma county airport says fog. a lot of high clouds. ridge of high pressure nudging eastward. and definitely an on shore breeze for most. travis, fairfield has a west at 16. west at oakland. west at sfo. a lot of high, mid level clouds. 30s and 40s and 50s on the
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temps. the wind direction. there is fairfield at 16. sfo west at 7. oakland airport west at 8. it's more of an on shore breeze. again this is a weak and dying system. storm track continues to stay north of us. not much changing until the weekend. we'll see. mostly sunny today. high clouds. a little cooler with that on shore breeze in place. mostly sunny and partly cloudy. they will boot scoot out of here. 60s on the temps or 50s. 50s or 60s or very low 70s. 66 redwood city. 65 fremont. santa cruz 64. partly cloudy on tuesday and mostly sunny wednesday. cloudy to mostly cloudy friday. weekend kind of iffy forecast. not in sync on the projections. possibility of rain especially south. >> that is part of my official job description make sure sal's
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glasses are high. >> you take care of all of it. 5:09 is the time right now. new report posed to bioterrorism labs experimenting with dangerous germs. what a very courageous nine- year-old girl did after they crashed 200 feet down a canyon.
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sometime now 5:12. a nine-year-old girl became a hero after helping to save her father's life. their car core recented off this road yesterday morning about 1:00. the girl got out of the car, walked through all of that rough terrain in the dark. she found a house about a nile away but no one answered the door. then she walked back to the car, checked on her dad before climbing up a steep cliff toward a train station. she eventually flagged down a driver who then called the police. >> she walked quite a distance in a very, very threatening environment. very black out here. very dark. it's very steep and it's brushy and there is also coyotes in the background. >> sad to say the little girl's father died. she was flown to a hospital. reportedly she is okay. the chp is investigating whether alcohol was involved in that crash. police have arrested a
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woman in connection with a hit and run that killed a bicyclist in oakland over the weekend. police found the victim on parolta street around 10:20 saturday night. the driver went back to the scene a couple hours later and was taken into custody. investigators have not told us the names of either the victim or that driver. according to the new york times the cia has been helping arab governments send weapons to syrian rebels. the newspaper says the air lift of weapons expanded significantly late last year. cia officers helped them shop for weapons including a large purchase from cover asia. experiment bioterrorism labs could be doing more harm than good. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with new reports that question the safety of these labs.
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kyla. >> reporter: a federal watchdog group is expected to release more information today. the government accountability office says it called for tougher safety standards but the usa today reports the standards have yet to be developed. the u.s. is at an increased risk for -- a lot of the risk has to do with security. it's been a big concern since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. the uada and centers for disease control share responsibility when it comes to inspecting these labs. the usda says it will not adopt many of the recommendations suggested by the federal watchdog group. i'll explain their reasons why when i see you next. live in washington kyla
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campbell ktvu channel 2 news. lawmakers may be close to passing a new online sales tax. the senate approved a nonbinding amendment that would allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers that are grossing more than $1 million. the vote mostly symbolic. but this could lead to further legislation. right now states can only tax internet sales if the retailer has a physical presence in their state. amazon customers here in california they already pay sales tax. an investigation into contributors to a state political action committee is expanding right now. the huffing ton post reports the states fair political practices commission. that pack reported receiving $11 million for campaigns to defeat a tax hike backed by governor brown and to pass is a measure that would have curbed union spending on elections. california law requires contributors to state
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initiatives to be publicly disclosed. most babies are fed solid food too soon. 98% of mothers say they give their baby's solid food before the age of six-hundredths. doctors recommend against solid food for at least six months because it's hard to digest. early introduction has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and sill yak disease. starting next monday police across the state will be cracking down on drivers using their cell phones. statewide police issued more than 425,000 tickets for people talking on hand held devices last year. they also write another 21,000 citations for texting while driving. both of those activities have been illegal for five years now. the crack down will continue through april. >> i'm not distracted i'm paying close attention to sal. he knows what is happening on 880. that is right. we've been looking at that. right now the traffic is doing
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pretty well in oakland on 880 on 580 but we still are cleaning up an injury accident at the corner of 98th avenue and international. so it's a good area to be aware that you are driving through you might see some delays. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on the bay bridge toll plaza approach. there is no major problems. we are also looking at the east bay. that is a nice looking drive. we mentioned the san mateo and dumbarton bridge those are off to a decent start. we have a lot of high clouds over us. patchy clouds. child to mild. travis has west wind at 16. westerly breeze sfo and oakland. there is a lot of high clouds over us. 30s and 40s. napa 39. novato says 39.
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a lot of 40s between. livermore a little cool at 42 degrees. and 50s down in southern california. so temperatures today they will be kind of slowly cooling down. once again another honester system in the middle of the country and producing all snow. i mean just from east of chicago, st. louis down to the deep south and already hitting washington, new york. snowing in cleveland. snowing in cincinnati. that has been the pattern for three months. it's a dry forecast until maybe the end of the week. but until that east coast pattern breaks down. i don't see much happening right here. mosts and 60s and very low. rerebound slightly with more sunshine on wednesday. it looks like a stronger low will approach over the weekend.
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questions will it come over us or go to southern california? >> thank you, steve. 5:19 is the time. all european markets opened with gains as investors breathed a sigh of relief over a bailout deal for cyprus. south korea and japan the biggest winners finishing the day up 1.5%. checking in on our numbers this morning pretty good day on friday as you can see with the dow, nasdaq, and s & p posting decent days. this morning the futures point to a pretty good opening. aaa reports gas prices are down. as initial -- it's 4:03 in oakland, san jose, and santa rosa. all those prices are down about a quarter from this year. twice excite the rent
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budget cuts. plus why an academy award winning actress is sleeping in a glass box in a new york museum.
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welcome back. time now 5:22. check this out. sleeping on a job has a new meaning for actress tilda. saturday she slept inside that glass box for eight hours.
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it was part of a living art display at a new york museum. this is not the first time she has been quote living art. she did the same thing at a museum in london in 1995 and did it in roam a year late -- in rome a year later. the metropolitan museum of art in new york is in a lawsuit. they point the museum sign with a posted $25 adult admission with the word recommended in a lot smaller type underneath it. the met deny any deception. it's policy asking visitors for a donation. despite recent cut backs and concerns about accreditation city college of san francisco plans to double its classes. more than 980 classes will be offered. the extra classes are being funded from proposition 30.
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enrollment management was one area of criticism city college received last summer. a final decision on the school status could come in june. oakland's american indian model schools plan to appeal to the county and state board for a new charter. they voted to close the three high performing charter schools. the vote came after evidence surfaced that the school's founder funneled millions of dollars worth of contracts into his own businesses. your time is 5:24. tomorrow night the sacramento city council will consider a last minute plan to build a new arena for the city's nba franchise. the plan to save the kings relies mostly on money from parking meters. the city it can raise more than $250 million. that money would represent the bulk of the city's contribution to this $447 million downtown
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arena project. billionaire ron burke l and two other investors are trying to keep the kings from moving away to seattle. back here at home the transbay authority is scheduled to vote on a new design for the transbay transit center. the building originally was meant to have a glass exterior but that plan has been scrapped. officials are considering a metal skin for the structure with a math or science base pattern that would be educational. by the way the new transit hub is scheduled to open in 2017. time now 5:25. let's see how things are moving right now. sal, how are we looking? >> we are doing pretty well. we are off to an easy start. we never want to have any big problems. this morning we are getting cooperation from the freeways northbound 280 as you drive
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through there. also the manage commute is moving on very nicely. now back to steve. 30s and 40s and some 50- degree temps on some of the lows. we are getting more of a westerly breeze. for some it's chilly to cold for others it's not that bad. 50 hayward. and also oakland. patchy low clouds as well. a lot of high clouds but mostly sun today. 50s and 60s or low 70s. time now 5:26 the big that will event you. fulness plus camped out for a california's history. proposition 8 finally makes it to the u.s. supreme court. we are live in san jose where police need your help tracking down a killer.
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welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news it's monday, march 25th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. time now 5:30. let's check in with steve. beautiful weekend is the weather going to continue that way? >> no. it's not. >> i'm glad i enjoyed it. [ laughter ] >> we do have a little bit of a change today. there is more of a westerly breeze. on shore push. still not bad inland. a little cooler coast and bay with 50s and 60s.
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here is sal. good morning. on 80 westbound it looks pretty good heading out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems. it is a nice looking drive if you are driving to the bay bridge. there is a little bit of a delay in some of the left lanes. otherwise still looking good trying to get into the city. it is 5:30 let's go back to dave and pam. san jose police continue to investigate a deadly day-time stabbing. ktvu janine janine de la vega is here now reporting the search of the suspect in this attack may be shifting south of the border. janine. >> reporter: police believe the suspect juan ramirez may be heading to mexico. people who live in this apartment complex are remembering the victim. she lived here. they have done a makeshift memorial. you can see there is a cross that says we love you. let's go to a picture of the suspect. 25-year-old juan ramirez he's from san jose. police say he's responsible for brutally stabbing and killing
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29-year-old sandra gonzalez on friday afternoon. police say there were multiple witnesses in the area because it happened next door to the togos on north first street which is close to the sheriffs department and courthouse. there was an intense man hunt for ramirez on friday throughout the neighborhood because witnesses say he hopped a fence. gonzalez had an active restraining order out on ramirez. she ended a romantic relationship with him two years ago. let's go to another picture of the car that police believe ramirez was driving. police believe he could be in a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup truck and he again he may be headed to mexico. police say if you know of his whereabouts, or have any information that you could even leave an anonymous tip that is at 947-stop. that is the crime stoppers number. later on we are hoping to get an update on police on their
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progress on this investigation. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. over night in richmond a teenager was stabbed and seriously hurt. this happened around midnight on marina way and metro walkway. the teen was found there in the street. he was later air lifted to the hospital in critical condition. so far no arrests have been made. this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the marriage case. ktvu channel 2 reporter brian flores is in our newsroom this morning with what will happen this week. brian. >> reporter: no question that this is a big week for both sides. there are several rallies scheduled from here to washington, d.c.. in san francisco today same sex marriage supporters are holding a rally and march starting at 6:30 p.m. at castro and market streets. meantime in washington, d.c. people have been camped out in front of the supreme court
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building since thursday. they are lined up in hopes of getting one of the 250 seats set aside for the public. tomorrow the justices will hear arguments on proposition 8. across the country emotions a strong on both sides of the issue. >> there is not any place in the constitution that allows for a different set of rules for a different class of people. >> i don't think the the justices and the majority of justices are going to want to launch another culture war and are going to respect the right of voters to decide their future to decide something as simple as that it takes a man and woman to make a marriage. the supreme court is not expected to issue a rueing. if the court strikes down prop 8, same s maim would would become legal nation-wide.
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a third option they could find the supporters of prop 8 lack saturday card. so far 41 states have specific laws blocking gays and lesbians from legally marrying. in the newsroom brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >> stay with us for continuing coverage hereby at ktvu channel 2 channel 2 news. ktvu david stevenson will be in washington for updates. and then join us on tuesday for a special report at 6:30 when we go in-depth on the prop 8 case. we'll break down the arguments and gauge reaction from washington. john kerry has arrived in afghanistan on an announced visit.
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kerry also met with iraqi prime minister over the weekend during a stop in iraq. kerry's visit comes as the u.s. handed control of the detention center today to afghan forces. the transfer ceremony was originally scheduled to take place two weeks ago during chuck hagel's first visit to afghanistan as defense secretary but negotiations broke down on whether the u.s. would have the power to block the release of some detainees. an agreement reached over the weekend gives the u.s. the power to veto prisoners. the death of a soldier from hayward is being mourned by his family and friends. james gruesome died thursday in germany after being wounded in afghanistan. he is a graduate of hayward mt. eden high school. he earned an associate degree from the art institute of san francisco. he is survived by his wife, parents, and sister. parents of a contra costa county marine killed in a
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murder-suicide will be flying to washington, d.c. this week to resteve tree their daughter -- retrieve their daughter's body. lopez killed sarah castromata and then turned the gun on himself. jacob wooley was also killed in that shooting. all three worked at the officer candidate school. >> i just miss her so much. when i found out about this i couldn't believe it. >> the washington report says the shooting may have stemmed from some type of romantic triangle. lopez is a decorated veteran who served a tour in iraq and two tours in afghanistan before becoming an instructor at quantico. the banking system of cyprus will not collapse after it received a $13 billion loan from international creditors overnight. they promised to desolve the second largest bank.
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people who have accounts of $130,000 or less won't lose any money but larger account holders will lose an unspecified amount. that will raise 80% of the money cyprus needed to secure the loan package. now the head of the international monetary fund says the ims could help out. >> i am expected to make a recommendation to the board in the combing weeks. that will end at including the financial participation. >> cyprus has been shut out of the international banking for nearly two years. back here in the bay area the city of stockton is getting ready for a big court hearing today that will decide its financial fate. coming up at 5:46 we will tell you about the challenges stockton faces when filing for chapter 9 bankruptcy. today at the golden gate bridge crews are getting ready for the big switch to the electronic tolls. crews will be hanging electronic sign at the toll
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plaza today. then early wednesday morning that will be turned on and then you drivers will not stop. there will be -- let's go over to sal. what are you keeping an eye on sal? >> looking at the traffic on the bay bridge toll plaza. just because it's our workhorse commute. something happens there. everyone knows about it. right now it's still light and there are no major problems coming here. there is a little bit of a delay but not much of one in the far left lanes for people who pay cash. the other lanes are moving through. this will get worse as we get to 6:00. bay bridge toll plaza looks good. 880 looking very nice. northbound 880 all the way up to the downtown oakland area. if you are driving across the dumbarton bridge, southbound 101 also looks good. southbound 280 down the
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peninsula is in good shape. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. weak system plowing in. the bulk of it or the majority of the dynamics are heading northward. just getting the tail end. partly cloudy today. patchy low clouds and a lot of high clouds today. not nice as on the weekend. high pressure weakening and the ridge is moving east. there is also a definite on shore breeze or westerly breeze. it looks like a cooler week ahead although not a lot. still high and mid level clouds filter in here. 30s and 40s and 50s. oakland airport is 51. hayward is 50. san jose says 47. fairfield a west wind 16 at last hour. still there right now. west at oakland. west nine at sfo. there is a little bit of a westerly push. 28 in tahoe. 33 up in eureka. 50s in southern california. temperatures statewide not too bad. everything continues to be in the middle of the country.
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spring officially. tell that to the folks in the great lakes, the northeast or deep south. this is almost all snow expect off the atlantic coast. another system continuing to produce snow. we get these very weak systems until the east coast pattern breaks down i think our pattern stays the same which is what we had since january. there are signs toward the weekend we could get a system in here. mostly sunny high clouds. a little cooler today with more of that westerly breeze. upper 60nd inland to low 70s. 50s and 60s coast and bay. warmest temps will be farther away. mostly sunny wednesday 37 here comes the next system late thursday into friday. i will go cloudy to mostly cloudy in the weekend. there could be rain but let's ease into it. you heard steve. it is looking kind of like christmas in a lot of parts of the country. stick around we'll have all the details. look at this. details of a major snowstorm that could effect your travel plans if you are heading to the
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midwest or east coast. >> a san francisco neighborhood that is fighting a plan to allow police to use tasers. on the golden gate southbound 101 traffic does look good as you drive down to the toll plaza. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪
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good morning. a lot of high and mid level clouds so a partly cloudy day today. temperatures 50s and 60s. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now at 5:43. police in hayward arrested three people over night after this high speed chase. the driver was wanted for reckless driving. police also say those three may have been involved in a drive
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by shooting that injured an innocent bystander yesterday afternoon. the coast guard just called off the search for a man who disappeared while playing in the surf near half-moon bay. carlos lopez had been playing soccer with friends when he vanished into the rough ocean waters yesterday. and later today the new devil's slide tunnels could open as early as today. the tunnels are on highway 1 between pacifica and half-moon bay. the $439 million project took about seven years to complete. a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in just a few hours. a powerful snowstorm is moving toward the east coast this morning. this is what it looked like in kansas and in missouri where up to nine inches of snow fell over the weekend. in parts of denver about a foot of snow fell. hundreds of flights had been canceled or delayed from california to the midwest since saturday. >> it's crazy. i'm just sick of all the snow. i was so ready for it back at
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christmas but now i'm over it. >> three to eight inches of snow could fall in parts of pennsylvania today. that storm is expected to move through new york tonight. if you have a flight schedule today definitely check the status. firefighters are keeping an eye on a wild fire in florida that destroyed one home and damaged at least nine others. that fire is burning in fort pierce which is south of orlando. at one point 2500 people were evacuated from their homes. people said the flames were several feet high. they could feel the heat as they were leaving. no word on how that fire started but crews will remain on the scene to monitor any hot spots. time now 5:45. the national rifle association now attacking the efforts by lawmakers to require universal background checks for gun buyers. they offer a false senseover security because criminals would avoid it by getting guns
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illegally. the organization mayors against illegal guns are launching an ad campaign supporting the background checks. last week the u.s. senate dropped a -- after getting a lot of pressure from the nra. senator dianne feinstein tells the san francisco chronicle the assault weapons ban proposal says it bill will get a vote on the senate floor and demand that other senators stand up and be counted. we all take tough votes and you live with those votes when asked about the political risk for some senators who are coming up for reelection. back here at home people who live in san francisco's tenderloin neighborhood plan to hold a meeting tonight about a plan that would allow police to use tasers. now police chief greg suhr has asked the san francisco police commission to approve a pilot program that would allow police officers trained in intervention to carry tasers and stun guns.
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they can cause serious injuries or death. they have cost other cities millions of dollars in lawsuits. in over night news a stabbing victim is recovering from surgery after a brutal attack on a santa rosa street. it happened last night on hughes avenue in the city's roseland neighborhood. investigators say the victim suffered a punctured lung after being stabbed by several men. it's still not clear what led up to the violence but deputies say the stabbing could be gang related. today the city of stockton is taking its bankruptcy case to federal court. if the court finds the city has done everything possible to pay its debts, stockton would become the largest city in the country to go bankrupt. creditors against stockton chapter 9 protection plan says the city has not done enough to cut spending. your time is 5:47. later this morning out who is that big winner in new jersey who hit the power ballotly. lottery officials will release
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details of saturday's $338 million drawing at 7:00 a.m.. one ticket matched all six numbers and that ticket was sold in new jersey. now the lump sum cash option $211 million. power ball is coming here to california on april 8th. >> so fun to think about how you would spend that money. >> yeah. 5:48 is the time. sal. >> i think you know what i would do, i would have vast catering for all of us here on the morning show every day. we'd get all kinds of stuff. >> then we would know. i don't think i would anyone to know i won. >> that is true. i'll cross that problem when i have it. good morning, everybody. it's fun to think about but it's time to get to work. right now traffic is doing pretty well if you are driving on 80 westbound or if you want to hit the door traffic is looking good from richmond all the way to berkeley. it won't stay this way for long. as you get to the toll plaza already seeing signs of a crowd
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here especially in the left lanes. the middle lanes are moving through as we normally do. it's about a five minute delay if you are paying cash. livermore valley some of the triangles are from left over road work eastbound but westbound the commute not looking that bad as you move through castro valley. visibility for the most part this morning is good along the coast. 5:49 let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we have a lot of high clouds streaming in. patchy low clouds. more of a westerly breeze today. cool to cold for some. upper 30s. novato and napa in there. near 40 to 50 for others. high clouds and the ridge of high pressure is moving off a little bit. there is a 39 in novato. 37 napa. mainly 40s and 50s. 51 at the oakland airport. westerly breeze is in place. west 16 at travis. a little north wind in napa. oakland and sfo reporting westerly winds as well.
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with that on shore push we'll get a little cooler air mass. 20s and 30s and 40s and 50s for lows. there is the big, big snowstorm right in the great lakes you can see extends from the great lakes to the deep south. while we sit here high and dry. this system won't do much. just give us a lot of high and mid level clouds. storm track jet stream has been to the north. we get one and done system. there might be another system toward the end of the week. mostly sunny. a lot of high clouds. a little cooler today with that on shore push. some low 70s. antioch and brentwood but a lot of 60s. livermore at 68. fremont and mountain view 65. partly cloudy as that system drags across us. it looks like we will start off sunny. cloud it up on the weekend. could be rain but don't cancel any plans yet. apple is taking another
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step to make its mapping apps better. it's buying wi-fi slam which is focused on indoor mapping. the wall street journal reports apple is paying $20 million for the palo alto based company. san francisco chronicle adding a premium website. they will allow subscribers to read premium columns and have in-depth stories. print subscribers will automatically have access. what do you call this? >> a trap. >> the 3d animated adventure the croods took the top spot. looking for a new home pulled in $45 million. the action thrilled oh limb pus has fallen had a strong opening oz the great and powerful the call and admission round out
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the top five. bracing for today to be a really tough day for santa rosa students. helping those students cope after the sudden death of one of their own as they start to return from spring break. plus really going out on a limb for a golf shot but was all that effort enough to win?
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a lot of high and mid level clouds. highs today a little cooler. especially coast and bay with a westerly breeze. 50s and 60s a few low 70s. popular san francisco nightclub near at & t park will stay closed at least until tomorrow night after a weekend shooting. it happened at the 330 rich nightclub. three men were shot after an argument inside the club. one victim was listed in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable. two other victims suffered minor injuries. santa rosa teenager killed in a racing accident last weekend has been laid to rest. later this morning grief counselors will be at this school.
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hundreds of people were at this memorial service yesterday remembering the life of 14-year- old marcus johnson. the eighth grader and another bystander were both killed after a race car driven by johnson's cousin lost control at marysville raceway. yesterday his coaches, classmates, and mother remembered him as a model student and player. >> he was so excited to get his braces off he wanted to play high school basketball next year. it'shearted to believe i will never see him play basketball again. >> today is the first day back from spring break where johnson was an eighth grader. grief counselors will be there today and a special assembly has been planned in his honor. the sanford women are in the second round of the ncaa basketball tournament. the cardinals defeated the 16th seed tulsa yesterday. the game was uncomfortably close. stanford ran away with it